To create my card, first I stamped the background with black with the XOXO stamp with the help of the Stamp-a-ma-jig (101049) on Raspberry Ripple cardstock (126842). Then I distressed the edges. For the black ribbon on the side, I just cut a piece of DSP, pleated it, and added two mini brads (122941) at the ends.
To make the flower, I used the Build a Blossom stamp set (W 121923, C 121994) and the Blossom Petals Builder punch (121808). I applied the kissing technique on the petals. First I inked the XOXO stamp with Raspberry Ripple and the petal stamp from the Build a Blossom stamp set with Pink Pirouette. I kissed both stamps and after that I punch them out. I distressed the petals' edges with Raspberry Ripple, and added a line of pearls in the center of each petal. I don't know if you can see the pearls very well in the pictures, but they really give a nice look to each petal.
For the leaves I inked the leaf stamp from Build a Blossom with Gumball Green and I dragged the dots stamp from For All You Do (115360) against the leaf stamp, which will give those strips to the leaf as you can see in the picture. Then I stamped it on Olive Green cardstock (100702). When the card was done I used the black marker to spritz all over the card.
Hope you like it! Have a wonderful weekend!
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